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Postby sam06pr » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:54 pm

From what I heard the habitat was designed to keep the animals active.
I am excited about this new area they needed to attract more families to the park after the addition of Sheikra. everybody will have fun, I mean I know I will. lol.
I dont think LOD will be removed to make room for a big attraction, I wish that will happen thou. I just hope that by 2010 they can get a new coaster or a big flat ride.

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Postby crazydaveh » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:00 pm

thefitness wrote:Time to tear down Land of the Dragons!


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Postby Axman » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:38 pm

The drop thing looks like fun! I seems to be a "Moser" Free-Fall on a larger scale. It's about time we got do-it-your-self zip lines at a park around here...
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Postby freestylenut » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:10 am

I think it appeals more to guys who have little ones...such as MYSELF! I already know my kids are gonna LOVE this new area.

I see Land Of the Dragon's days numbered as well. This area seems too much like LOTD to keep THAT area open as well.

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Postby Electerik » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:33 am

I don't see why Tamprica can't have two kids areas. Though they're all relatively small, IOA has three. Plus, I don't think Jungala is purely a kids area in the way that Land of the Dragons is, anyway.

Having said that, I wouldn't much miss LotD, personally.


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Postby amb_c280 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:26 pm

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I was at the official announcement yesterday and had a chance to talk to Dan Brown, VP & General Manager of Busch Gardens, and he said that Jungala would be targeted for kids in the "tween" years, those children too young for Land of the Dragons but not quite ready for Sheikra or Kumba. After talking to him, I did not get the feeling that Land of the Dragons would be removed in the near future. Although I wouldn't mind if it was removed, as that area is always extremely congested and a bit outdated.

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Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:58 am

Had a chance to stop by the park this morning for a few rides and some photos of Jungala. Work is really moving along.
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Postby cfc » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:08 pm

I was at BGA a week or so ago, and thought the plans for the new kids area looked pretty good. They have Land of the Dragons for the real wee ones, and Jungala for the "tweens."
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Postby sam06pr » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:59 pm

coming along pretty good. It looks very interesting

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Postby Hattuchili » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:06 pm

Actually the concept looks not bad, but lets see how it will be, when everything is done open for the crowds.

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